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Capri: 2009 Chestnut Gelding

Overview:  Capri is a 16.3H 2009 Warmblood gelding by Cabardino out of a Futurist mare (Click here for pedigree).  This fellow is very fancy, super easy and we believe he has the potential to be a great derby, A/O or Junior mount.  Heading into the summer, Capri is leading Zone II in the 3'-6" Greens with plenty of scope and step to go higher.  You can view video footage by clicking on the following link: Capri Videos.  Capri is priced in the low six figures.  NYS residents, please add 8.125% sales tax.  For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 845-361-4171 or e-mail us by clicking on the following link: e-mail USEF #5333700

Show Mileage and Potential:  During 2017 Capri has been showing in the 3'6" Green Hunters, ribboned at Devon, Old Salem Spring, The Hampton Classic and HITS and is leading Zone II in the same division.  In 2016 Capri ribboned at Garden State, Old Salem May, the Devoucoux Derby and the Stal Hendrix Futurity; both held at HITS Saugerties; as well as Capital Challenge. We believe Capri would be a great mount for an amateur/junior rider looking for a competitive 3'6" partner with the step and scope to go higher.  At 16.3H, Capri has a huge stride with plenty of step to get down the lines and he is fancy enough to appeal to a professional and be a contendor for top ribbons. 

Under Saddle: Capri has a naturally balanced and rhythmical canter which makes it easy to maintain a nice consistent pace and find the jumps.  Capri is a tall fancy fellow that has a great presense in the show ring.  He is extremely scopey, very competitive and he wants to be good and and win for his rider.  Capri is a very kind, honest and willing partner.  His advanced flatwork includes the counter canter and automatic lead changes.  His gaits are easy to sit, his stride is steady and he is well broke. Capri is more of a leg ride yet he is easy to frame, handy, adjustable and responsive. 

Trainability:  Capri aims to please.  He is smart, retains his training well and has a good work ethic.  He learns quickly and is the same horse each day.

Preferred Rider:  Capri performs well for a wide variety of riders.  He is a "point and shoot" ride that doesn't need to see the jumps.

On the Ground:  Capri has exceptional ground manners.  He enjoys being groomed and bathed and he adores attention and mints.  This gentle, charming, young man is very agreeable and tolerant.  He has no vices and is a pleasure to have in the barn.  Capri has a great brain and is very easy on the ground.  He clips, loads, bathes and ships.  Capri is very well mannered with a content personality. 

Temperament:  Capri is a quiet, sweet, affectionate young man.  He is easy-going, laid back, with a puppy dog personality and he truly is a barn favorite.

Program:  Capri is currently being ridden 5-6 times a week by a pro, with at least one training ride a week.  He has also thrived in a program where he was being ridden by an adult several days a week with one pro training ride a week.  Capri is an easy keeper.  Like all our horses, he receives turnout as weather permits and he generally appreciates more turnout rather than less.